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Evid Based Nurs 6:86 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.3.86
  • Treatment

Ongoing primary care intervention increased remission and emotional and physical role functioning in major depression

Enhanced v usual care for major depression at 24 months*

Outcomes Enhanced care Usual care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Patients in remission 74% 41% 82% (41 to 140) 4 (3 to 5)
Weighted mean difference (CI)
*MCES-D = modified Center for Epidemiological Studies-depression. Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Data available from all 4 time points were used in intention to treat analysis.
Emotional role functioning (mean MCES-D points) 73 49 24 (11 to 38)
Physical role functioning (mean MCES-D points) 61 44 17 (6 to 28)

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